Cheshunt travel to Merton to face Kingstonian at the KNK Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Both sides will be coming into this game fresh after having games postponed due to weather conditions on Tuesday. Please note there will be a pitch inspection at 11-00 Saturday morning.
The Hosts – Kingstonian
The K’s are in awful form with no wins in their previous eleven games. Their last win came in the Alan Turvey Trophy on November 7th. They haven’t earned three points in the Isthmian Premier League since October 21st. This means they have gone a huge 12 league games without a win and have lost 7 of their last 8 matches in the league. Stats show the team has picked up an average of 0.52 points per league game since the beginning of the season, comfortably the lowest in the League. Only Concord Rangers who have played five games less are below them in the table.
Kingstonian came close to getting their first points in a couple of months at the weekend, losing 3-2 at Canvey Island. Substitute Luca Albon scored a late winner for the Gulls. The goals for the away side came from forwards Eoin Caey and Eddie Dsane. The latter has been on fire for the K’s this season despite his team’s lack of form. The 26-year-old has scored ten goals in 23 games this season.
The Visitors – Cheshunt
The Ambers come into this game with five defeats in their last five fixtures. The last three fixtures have all ended in a 3-2 defeat, the most recent being a defeat to Chatham Town on Saturday. Despite the defeat, the Ambers performed well at The Bauvill Stadium. The first half finished goalless, but the Ambers created many opportunities. Goals from forwards Nnamdi Nwachuku and Dejon Noel Williams gave Cheshunt hope but they were unable to get the win.
Cheshunt were pleased to announce three new signings this month. Goalkeeper Woody Williamson joined on loan from Ipswich and midfielder Sam Granville has been loaned in from Barnet. Both made their debuts at Chatham on Saturday, with Granville impressing especially. Fans were pleased to see the return of Chevron McLean, the popular left back is available for this match after signing from Hanwell Town.
Head-to-head – Kingstonian vs Cheshunt
Cheshunt come in comfortable winners on recent head-to-head matches between these two sides. There have been six meetings between the K’s and the Ambers, with the Hertfordshire side winning on five occasions and the other being a draw. It is a very high scoring fixture with 27 goals over the six meetings.
The most recent meeting between the two teams came just a couple on months ago on November 21st. Many would say the 4-5 last week between Hashtag United and Bognor Regis Town was the most entertaining game in the league this season. However, the reverse fixture between these sides would certainly give it a run for its money, also ending 5-4.
The K’s took the lead through an Eddie Dsane penalty before making it 2-0 25 minutes in. The Ambers levelled it up before half-time thanks to a brace from Nathaniel Orafu. 20 minutes into the second half Andre Godfrinne put the hosts into the lead before Andy Somo swiftly equalised. Again, just minutes after that Vas Vasiliou put the hosts back in the lead. Andre Godfrinne put his side 2 goals up with five minutes to go before Lion Bello scored a late consolation.
This is a massive game for the Ambers, we can’t wait to see you down in South London supporting Craig the team this weekend. COYA!
KNK Stadium. Bishopsford Road, Morden, SM4 6BF.
You can find ticket information here: https://www.kingstonianfc.com/sipg/1088